Friday, November 29, 2013

ZOOM! Shiki - P.O.P SE-MAXIMUM

Time has finally come to review another awesome figure of a another legendary pirate, this is the third MAX tagged figure and it's huge but amazing! Shiki the Golden Lion, the notorious captain of the Golden Lion Pirates and the first prisoner ever to escape from Impel Down. He wreaked havoc on the seas during Roger's time and is the main antagonist of the 10th One Piece movie. He is also known as the "Flying Pirate".These are more than enough reasons to make him deserve this very rich figure.

Shiki is a massive pirate dressed in traditional Japanese clothes consisting of an orange, a red and a black robe tied together with a dark green sash, with a golden chain around his waist; he also wears a yellow stripped tattered coat draped over his shoulders. He has golden mane-like hair, reaching down to the ground, and on the top of his head is a part of a steering wheel that got lodged into his head after his battle with Roger (The doctor has noted that trying to remove it could result in death).

As for his facial features, he sports a golden bushy tuft of hair for a beard at the bottom of his chin, and a black goatee with pointed edges surrounding his mouth. His eyebrows are dark and pointed as well, and he has some purple spots on the left side of his face right around his right eye that indicates his age. He is usually seen smoking a cigar.

All the details are deeply and perfectly realized, in addition, we've got a very original base that has been carefully created to look like real rocks. Shiki is standing on his own swords as prosthetic legs after cutting off his own ones to escape Impel Down. This was another challenge that the creators of the figure faced, so the reason of these transparent ABS plastic to support the heavy body behind the sword, the idea is good but as a perfectionist collector, I really hoped for a better solution. The result is still good and the figure is another success from Megahouse.

The figure is convincing despite its price slightly elevated, it knew how to attract us and make us dream! Not strange to this series that we're all adoring! Megahouse has finally completed the Strong Edition with a stunning figure. We can die in "Piece" now!